#Motivation

When Trying to Be Productive Can Harm Productivity

Grace Olivia Parry | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Olivia Parry

Have you ever tried forcing something in life? Something unrelated to productivity levels, in this instance? What happens? My guess is, like pretty much every time, it fails. Things can only happen in life if we truly want them to. If we start to follow a path lined with uncertainly, it's never going to work out.

Should Employees Be Kept on a Digital Leash?

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Most companies I worked for expected their employees to be accessible by email, skype or phone both during and outside of the working hours. In other words, I had to constantly check my devices to make sure I don't miss anything important.

Why I'm Grateful for My Cancer

Fiona Munro | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Munro

There are days when I feel so ill from treatment that I want to just lie on the sofa, but I still force myself to get up and dressed and take our lovely rescue dog for a walk because it is so important that there is joy (and nature!) in every day.

How to Avoid Social Blunders

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

Firstly, most of us do not bother if another stutters, inserts an "um" mid-sentence, or fidgets a little. Yet for intelligent people like us, we know that a little slip-up could cost dearly. I'm going to focus mainly on public speaking as I think that's where most social blunders take place. Here are a few tips to get yourself in the best shape:

How to Fight Boredom

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

The school or work week easily sags into a void in productivity. Everything seems so routine, and it's hard to keep ourselves awake when we can do nothing but anticipate the same things repeatedly.

Maths Is Useful. How?

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Cassandra Lee Yieng

Things are not always what they seem. What have you been taught to accept without question? What have you tried not to explore? What have you been avoiding? Then go and find out the truth yourselves. You'll be surprised at the light you'll find.

The Mental Health Price of Academic Focus

Alice Speirs | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Parents
Alice Speirs

I feel that there are potentially major psychological implications for children as they are growing into adults. And that has potential implications for the lives that they lead once they become adults.

The importance of Precedents - Why Role Models Make Sense

Annie Ross | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ross

I hadn't appreciated the importance of precedents until recently. Picture a time you were lost in the countryside. In a choice of trails, which on...

Reflections on Business From the Andes

Dominic Irvine | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Dominic Irvine

I sat in a meeting this morning facilitating a difficult discussion, wishing I could have bottled the experience in the Andes to share with these people. That selfless desire to help others succeed and the determination to do something incredible was a heady mixture.

How to Fight Procrastination

Amie Cadwallader | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amie Cadwallader

We all have those moments where we spend more time doing the things that we probably shouldn't be doing like catching up on social media, playing games, when really we could be doing something a little more productive.

Stuck? Three Easy Keys That Turn Your Life Around...

Sacha Knop | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Now you're kicking your own butt for failing AGAIN at something that SHOULD be simple. If you can't change this ONE little thing, how can you POSSIBLY succeed at the bigger dreams you have?

Fear of Failure Does Not Equal Success

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wright

Encourage effort over results: Show the pupil that it is effort that is valued more than the end result. Through effort, you can encourage a development of self motivation, the ability to decide on their own goals, and the curiosity to experiment with different methods to achieve outcomes.

Why Ambition Should No Longer Be a Dirty Word

Rachel Bridge | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bridge

The problem is that this cartoon image of ambition is not what true ambition is about at all. In reality, ambition is simply the desire to make the most of your potential to achieve something special, which would make a profound difference to your life and to those of others, whether that be through success, achievement or distinction.

If You Died Tomorrow, How Would You Look Back on Your Life?

Mandy Riches | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Riches

Our time here is short. Stating the bleeding obvious but time, once lost, is gone forever. Why then do we sometimes treat it with such disrespect? Why do we put things off until we retire, or until next year, or trudge through the weekdays, yearning for the weekend?

Ten Tips For Cliche-Free Spirituality

Alice Grist | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

New age spiritual language has become a bog of well meaning terms that in effect mean whatever you need or want them to need, or, in fact, nothing. As much as we all want to be the light, find our truth and let it all go, whilst mantra-ing our ass down to the local yoga dojo, it's sometimes not that simple.

The Psychology of Sticking to a Change

Lucy Maddox | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

Even when we've weighed up all the pros and cons and decided to do something differently, it can take us a long time to actually alter our behaviour and stick to it.

Get More for Your 24

Stephen Doran | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Doran

We've all fallen prey at some point to the excuse that there aren't enough hours in a day. There aren't enough days in a week, weeks in a month, months in a year and so forth. What would you say if I told you that I've found them?

The Psychology of Making a Change

Lucy Maddox | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

One month into 2016 and this is the time when New Year's Resolutions might be wobbling. How can we motivate ourselves to make a change? And then to keep making it? It's easy to make resolutions based on an abstract idea of something we'd like to do or be, but harder to remember this in the day to day reality of making a change.

Goals: 'Why' Is Often More Important Than 'How'

Dr Paul Wood | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Dr Paul Wood

When confronted with forks in the road, with choices that could provide temporary respite, ease and gratification, or lead to the tough work my goals required...I could ask myself the crucial guiding question...what would someone like me, someone with these values, do in this situation?

What Do You Really Want to Achieve By Dieting and Exercising?

Karen Morris | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Morris

This is a common occurrence with exercise and healthy eating regimes. Particularly so in the gym, as often people join because they feel it it's the 'right thing to do', along with wishing people they haven't spoken to for ages 'happy birthday' on Facebook and agreeing to work overtime on top of an already hectic schedule.

A Girl Wore a Stormtrooper Belt for 3 Months - But I'm Not Going to Write About That

James Gilmore | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Gilmore

This is the first time I have written an article about something that I'm not personally effected by. But it's important, which is why I'm writing it...

Make Happiness Your New Normal

Tashi Skervin | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tashi Skervin

The festive period is over and if you are like me, today is probably the first day of getting back into your normal routine. When I say normal routine, I mean waking up around the same time each day to go to work and repeating the same actions day in and day out.

Motivation: The Secret Ingredient

Katie Booth | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Booth

Whether you're trying to get into healthy habits or reach new life and career goals, here are my top tips for achieving everything you want and really sticking to all those resolutions.

We Put Motivational Fitness Quotes On Pictures Of Christmas Food

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Christmas is fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing - you're about to consume more stodgy food and alcoholic drinks in three days than you...

These Are the Days of Our Lives - So Make Sure You Remember Them!

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

One of the best ways to explore your experiences is to write about them. Writing helps you to think more clearly, openly and deeply about a subject. One of the reasons for this is the simple fact that - while you may feel like 'you know what you mean' - the first thing a writer needs to be is intelligible.